2 things that inspired me this month:
- Purchasing a sewing machine. Yes, I'm channeling my inner Martha (or Lisa Truesdell) this month. I sewed on 3 of the 5 layouts I made this month and I'm proud of 'em. They're by no means perfect, but I'm learning. Add to that, I now know how to make a bobbin, and I'm on cloud nine!
- Finding my old typewriter. Last year, sometime, Greg's parents found a typewriter they were going to sell in a yard sale. Thankfully, Greg rescued it and we got a ribbon off ebay and she works pretty good. The "o" gets stuck sometimes, and the "l", I've practically got to beat into submission, but she gets the job done. In our move, I decided to pack her up for storage out at the farm, but when I was out looking for floormats for Greg to use in his shop, there she lay. I grabbed her up and never did find the floormats. Oh well.
This is made using PP from the main kit and the ribbon & glittercut are from the Fall Festival add-on. I also added cream mist after I journaled. The cream is a must have, I believe.
For this sneak, I used all items from the main kit. I fell in love with these envelopes by Maya Road at CHA. It's been forever since we included envelopes in the kit and there's all sorts of neat things you can do with them. Nicole Harper made a great mini out of hers....I can't wait to see her gallery, but I decided to use them sealed on a layout. My main goal was to type on them, but my typewriter was being finnicky and wouldn't progress with the thick envelope. My solution was the cut the top flap off and an inch off the back, feed it through the typewriter, then glue it directly on the page. It worked and if you wanted to put something inside the envelopes, that would work, too. I didn't have anything profound to say in my journaling, so I just sealed mine.
This is one of my favorite layouts from the kit. All the items here are from the main kit except for the stickers in the Science Fair add-on and the little gems in Pep Rally. I threw together this page really quickly plus I did some neat typing on it, which you can't see yet. ooooh....just you wait.
Lastly, this layout is about Natalee, Lorie's daughter. Loved the photo and it reminded me we need to have another photo shoot :) I sewed on this one and used the numbers from one of the SC exclusive patterned papers along with the Storytime Numbers stamp set, which if it isn't already back in stock, it will be soon (as in the next day or so). I also used misting with 3 different colors on this layout.
Now if I could only find a way to stamp, mist, AND type on a single layout, I will have hit the trifecta of Scrapbooking Goodness!
If you haven't already thought of this and if you're not a paper junkie and don't usually order extra patterned paper like me, let me advise you this month. First, we produced more of it knowing that these papers would be well-liked. Second, you will like the FRONTS AND BACKS of both sheets of SC paper and it's not the kind where you think, "Oh, I can just use a strip from the front and a strip from the back and be okay." This is just incorrect and you'll see why. So, let me be the first to tell you that I (me the person who only uses a strip of PP here and there) is telling you to plan to order the MORE SC Patterned Paper or the More Patterned Paper add-ons this month, BELIEVE ME! That's your fair warning and you know I haven't ever cried wolf.
Lastly, I had my D&C this morning. Other than crampiness, loopiness, and otherwise strangeness, I'm doing well. I'm glad we made the decision to do the procedure. Thanks again for all your well-wishes. Love you all.